UFC 262 is underway and fight fans are in for a huge night of MMA today when Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler battle it out for Khabib Nurmagomedov's vacant lightweight belt. The packed bill at the Toyota Center, Houston, is underway tonight with a full main card and preliminaries too. The event is a $75 pay-per-view in the US but cheaper in other parts of the world. Make sure you know how to watch an UFC 262 live stream for free and from anywhere.
Michael Chandler made an instant impression on MMA fans when he destroyed Dan Hooker in under three minutes on his UFC debut in January. The storming victory gave UFC boss Dana White the confidence to hand Chandler his first shot at an Ultimate Fighting Championship championship belt.
“The people that are willing to step up, the people that are willing to put the work in and raise their hand when everybody else is covering their heads up, those people are usually rewarded for it and the UFC has done right by me so far,” Chandler told MMA Fighting.
“It’s been a pleasure to be signed by the UFC. It’s been a pleasure since day one and I imagine it’s going to be even more of a pleasure after I get that UFC title strapped around my waist.”
Chandler’s opponent is no dope. Brazilian Charles Oliveira is an aggressive fighter and enters the Octagon on an eight-win streak that includes seven stoppages and five submissions.
This is a huge fight, but it could trigger some even bigger match-ups. Could the winner tempt Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0) out of retirement to once again risk his pristine record? There’s even talk of Chandler calling out the winner of the McGregor-Poirier trilogy. You can buy UFC 262 tickets here.
The main card begins at 5.15am BST. Anyone in the UK with a BT Sport subscription can watch all of action for free including the main card. Otherwise, here's how to find a UFC 262 live stream for free and from anywhere in the world.
UFC 262 free live stream with DAZN trial
MMA fans who are lucky enough to live in Italy, Germany, Austria or Spain can watch UFC 262 for free.
Going to be outside your home country of Germany, Italy, Austria or Spain this weekend? Simply use a VPN to access the DAZN free trial without being geo-blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
The main card kicks off around 4am CET / 3am BST.
UFC 262 live stream worldwide with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant UFC 262 rights holders, you won't be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN.
US: UFC 262 live stream – Oliveira vs Chandler
ESPN+ has the exclusive rights to broadcast UFC 262 in the States. It's a pay-per-view event and costs $75. Ouch.
Remember: German, Italian, Austrian and Spanish residents stuck in the US can use a VPN to access the DAZN free trial without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
UK: UFC 262 live stream – Oliveira vs Chandler
Good news: UFC 262 is NOT a pay-per-view event in the UK. That means you won't have to shell out any extra cash. You can watch the whole thing – prelims and main card – on BT Sport 1 and via the BT Sport app.
BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV, NOW TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards).
Coverage of the prelims starts around 1am on the morning. The main card starts at 3am and the headline fight – Oliveira vs Chandler – is due around 5.15am UK time.
Don't fancy staying up? The entire card will be available, spoiler-free, right after the event on the BT Sport app.
Existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £15 per month. Non-BT customers can buy a no-commitment BT Sport Monthly Pass for £25 and enjoy all four BT Sports channels for 30 days.
EE mobile customers can get a free 3-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can cancel the trial at any time.
Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It's also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.
The other option is to buy a UFC Fight Pass. If you want to stream the main card live, you'll need the annual pass, which costs £72 and includes over 1,000 hours of live combat sports.
Prefer to listen to the commentary? Full radio commentary for the event will be live on talkSPORT.
Australia: UFC 262 live stream – Oliveira vs Chandler
If you want to watch UFC 262 in Australia, you'll need to pay-per-view via Foxtel Main Event.
It'll cost AU$54.95. Oliveira vs Chandler is expected at around 2.15pm AEST on Sunday 16th May in Oz. Or you can watch the replay whenever suits.
UFC 262 fight card
Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler, vacant UFC Lightweight Championship
Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush, Lightweight
Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo, Women’s Flyweight
Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza, Featherweight
Matt Schnell vs Rogerio Bontorin, Bantamweight
Ronaldo Souza vs Andre Muniz, Middleweight
Lando Vannata vs Mike Grundy, Lightweight
Andrea Lee vs Antonina Shevchenko, Women’s Flyweight
Jordan Wright vs Jamie Pickett, Middleweight
Gina Mazany vs Priscila Cachoeira, Women’s Flyweight
Kevin Aguilar vs Tucker Lutz Featherweight
Sean Soriano vs Christos Giagos, Lightweight
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